BEST PUB QUIZ Minneapolis 2007 - Brit's Pub
Last year's winner for Best Pub Quiz has gotten even better. The popularity of Brit's quiz, played on the first Tuesday of the month, would regularly cause the Long Room to fill past the Minneapolis fire marshal's comfort level. So to accommodate all challengers, a second night has been added, and the six-round quizzes ($10 per team) now proceed in the newish, expansive Clubhouse Room on the second floor. The teams of four or five are usually a mix of downtown workers having a beer and a brain tease after hours, and groups of friends testing their knowledge of music, pop culture, and current events over a pint and some fish and chips. A few sports and geography groaners can be counted on to aggravate an otherwise delightful evening. If your trivia jones needs sating on a weekly basis, freelance quizmaster John Cosgrove, late of Kieran's Irish Pub, has begun holding a trivia challenge every Thursday at 6:00 p.m., also in the Clubhouse. The bite-sized challenge offers just four rounds (music, pictures, general knowledge, and a special short round called the "Tickler"), but no entry fee or reservations are required. Get there a little early to take full advantage of the beer, wine, and appetizer happy hour that begins at 4:30.